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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare bringing back Hardpoint, adding two maps

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Maps 2019
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare getting two free new maps, and a returning mode.

Infinity Ward’s latest military shooter has been out in the wild for almost two weeks, and the narratives have started to form. Modern Warfare makes it way too easy to camp! Footsteps are way too loud! The run-and-gun playstyle doesn’t work!

The game’s next update, arriving tomorrow, doesn’t look to be fixing any of that. But, it is adding a healthy dose of new content, which Modern Warfare also needs.

Modern Warfare Additions

Today, the official Call of Duty Twitter account tweeted an image highlighting the additions that will arrive in the game on Nov. 8. Most significantly, this update will bring two new maps.

One, Shoot House, is coming to standard multiplayer. The other, Krovnik Farmland, will be added to Ground War, this entry’s Battlefield-like mode for as many as 64 players. It’s hard to tell much about these maps from the pictures included in the tweet, but Shoot House boasts plywood cover and palm trees, and Krovnik Farmland depicts a gas station with what appears to be a mountain range in the background.

We don’t know much about either map yet, but we do know exactly what to expect from Hardpoint, the mode being added in this update. With new additions like Ground War and Gunfight, Modern Warfare has been somewhat lacking in traditional multiplayer modes. With this update, Infinity Ward is taking a step toward rectifying that. Hardpoint, like Domination (which is already in the game) tasks players with taking over control points on the map. But, in Hardpoint, teams have to hold defend their control points in order to maximize their score.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Maps 2019

Overall, this update is bring more content to a game that needs more content, and that’s a good thing. Hopefully nerfs for M4s, 725s and *fingers crossed* footsteps are also on the way. Just kidding, please, Infinity Ward, let me continue to snipe with a shotgun.

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Andrew King is a news and sports reporter by day and a freelance games writer by night. He likes immersive sims, 3D platformers and open-world games. Find his writing at GameCritics and The Hillsdale Daily News.